Beta Alpha Psi Announces Winners of the 2024 Business Information Professional of the Year Awards

This prestigious accolade celebrates exceptional professionals in the fields of education, industry & government, and professional services.

The BIPOY award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to their profession and have left an indelible impression through their personal and professional activities. Each year, Beta Alpha Psi chapters nominate outstanding alumni members or honorary members for this honor.

The winners for the 2024 BIPOY awards are:










Professional Services:

Richard Bell – Founder and CEO of Bell & Company, P.A., Certified Public Accounting Firm and Business Advisors

Nominating Chapter: University of Central Arkansas, Theta Lambda


Michael Petry, Audit Partner, KPMG

Nominating Chapter: Salisbury University, Iota Pi

Industry & Government:

Andy Gingerich, SVP, Director, Enterprise Financial Systems - BOK Financial

Nominating Chapter: University of Tulsa, Eta Rho

Each winning nominating chapter will receive a monetary award of $2,000 in recognition of their outstanding nominations.

The recipients will be celebrated at the Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting, where their achievements and contributions to the fields of accounting, finance, and information systems will be formally recognized.

Beta Alpha Psi is honored to acknowledge these exemplary professionals and their significant impact on their respective fields.

For more information about the BIPOY award and Beta Alpha Psi, please visit here.

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